Cresta Run in St Moritz is an unparalleled downhill adrenaline rush. Developed in 1884 by tobogganing fanatics who exchanged traditional feet-first racing for a reckless head-first technique, the Cresta Run requires skill and a whole lot of courage. As an amateur, you’ll start at the Junction, a point approximately a quarter of the way down the natural ice track and descend the three quarter mile-long run at speeds that exceed 60 mph. Negotiate delicate bends at breakneck speeds, including the infamous Shuttlecock corner and aim to complete the the course in 65 to 75 seconds. For optimal conditions, visit between the end of January and end of February.